Jan 30 2008

Taxi to the Dark Side

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DilawarGUEST: Alex Gibney, director of Taxi to the Darkside and ENRON: The Smartest Guys in the Room

Soon after the American defeat of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, a young Afghan taxi driver named Dilawar, was arrested by pro-US Afghan militias and imprisoned at Bagram airbase. In the 5 days before he died he was subjected to cruel, unusual, and degrading punishment and became perhaps the first victim of torture in the US’s “war on terror.” Alex Gibney, award winning director of ENRON: The Smartest Guys in the Room, now brings us a new documentary called Taxi to the Darkside, focusing on the protocol of torture and cruel interrogation techniques used by the US military in Bagram (Afghanistan), Abu Ghraib (Iraq), and Guantanamo (Cuba). Taxi to the Darkside was just nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary, and opens in select theaters nationwide throughout this month and next.

For more information, visit www.taxitothedarkside.com.

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